Meeting Incentives

Thank you for your interest in our Meeting Incentives! These options are designed to enhance the meeting attendee destination experience, while still supporting the goals of the meeting.

Program Eligibility

Please review the eligibility requirements before submitting your application for either incentive.

  • Events occurring during January-March are not eligible for an Incentive.
  • Incentive application must be received and approved by Visit Sarasota County prior to hotel contract signing.
  • Group must be a registered corporation or organization (W9 required).
  • Organizations headquartered outside of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties must not have held the conference/meeting in Sarasota County within the last 3 years*. (*3-year timeframe waived for Financial/Professional Services; Corporate Headquarters; Life Sciences; InfoTech; Clean Tech, Manufacturing & Creative Industries).
  • Valid only for Corporate, Association, Government, and Non-Profit, Military, Education, Religious and Fraternal groups.
  • Personal lifetime gatherings such as Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Anniversaries, Commemorations, Commencement Ceremonies, Funerals, Reunions, Baptisms, etc. are not eligible.
  • Festivals, Carnivals, Street Fairs, Expos, Sporting Events and Golf Tournaments are not eligible.
  • Room blocks must be booked at hotel(s) located in Sarasota County. A list of these hotels can be provided upon request.
  • Applicant cannot receive any additional form of funding through Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax (TDT), such as grants from the Film Commission or the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.  

Two Types of Incentives

Our popular Meeting Incentive Program is for any business headquartered outside of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties.  

For area businesses headquartered within Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, the Bring It Home Incentive will apply.

To learn more about the incentives and complete the application form, click the Incentive Type that applies below.

Meeting Incentive Program                       Bring It Home Incentive


Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our Meeting Incentives. For more information, please email us. 

Director of Sales & Industry Relations: Suzanne Hackman, CDME: [email protected]

Group Sales Manager: Shantel Norman: [email protected]